Richard Morley Gibbons, 85, of Stephens City, VA, died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at his home.
Mr. Gibbons was born October 11, 1932 in Bengough, Saskatchewan, Canada, the son of Denver Stephen and Elizabeth Sophia Oberding Gibbons. He was a Diver and Diving Instructor in the US Navy until his retirement after 22 years of service. Following his military career, Mr. Gibbons was the owner and operator of Gibbons Marine Construction Company building piers, docks and bulkheads throughout coastal southern Maryland.
He is survived by his wife Zhi Bing Wang of Stephens City; seven children, Charles Gibbons, and wife Shelby, Martin Gibbons, and wife Carolyn, and Michael Gibbons all of Solomons, MD, Debbie Hyde, and husband Robert, of Hollywood, MD, Toni Arnold of Solomons, Richard Moon of Seattle, WA and Michael Moon of Stanton, CA; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren.
Mr. Gibbons was preceded in death by his brother, John Gibbons, and his three sisters, Margaret, Eva, and Mavis.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Bible Church in Winchester, VA with Pastor Jerry Harpool officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.